Paul Marek of Hazen passed away the morning of February 14, 2022 and was surrounded by his family. Paul was born February 5, 1937 in Slovak, Ar. He was preceded in death by his mother, Vlasta and father, Paul, Sr.; his wife of 57 years, Rosalie Colclasure Marek and his sisters, Evelyn Chlapecka (John), Irene Elam (Bill) and Betty Bednar (Robert), and his daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Leigh Fiedler Marek.
He is survived by his brother, Martin Marek (Carolyn), daughter, Lori Marek, son, Doug Marek, loving grandchildren, Allie and Paul and many nieces and nephews.
He found new love and married Jimmye Colclasure Marek in 2016 and they resided in Hazen, Ar. Jimmye has a son, Steve Colclasure (Diane), and daughter, Robin McMullen (Mark).
Paul attended Hazen High School and was an excellent athlete. He completed several college business courses during his tenure with the Binswanger Glass Company during his 30+ years of service. His last position with Binswanger was Vice President and General Manager before establishing his own manufacturer’s representative company, Marek Associates.
He enjoyed the outdoors as an avid gardener, golfer, hunter, master carpenter, and his lake home in Hot Springs. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he enjoyed being a part of the active congregation.
Paul was known as a man of great character: his word was his bond. He valued his family and friendships and never met a stranger.
Visitation will be 1:00 pm, Thursday, February 17th at Calvary Baptist Church followed by the service at 2:00 p.m.
Burial will take place at Slovak Lutheran Cemetery family plot on Highway 86 in Prairie County, Ar.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.